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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 7, 2009 3:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just A Thought ....and a good one.

Hope lovers of the 80s don't take this personally...just sure that Ron wouldn't have approved of Brent's vocals, good as they might have been, they no doubt wouldn't have measured up to PP's standards.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 7, 2009 4:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just A Thought ....and a good one.

But Pig might have been able to turn Never Trust A Woman into a good song....

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Poster: cosmic charlie dupree Date: Apr 7, 2009 4:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just A Thought ....and a good one.

I agree Brent's vocals wouldn't measure of to PIGPEN's standards... those 2 men are cut from very different cloth, so no doubt each would have their own view of what a high standard meant. Ba-EEEE-bay must have sounded good to Pig, and Brent was no doubt proud of his soft side on "Easy to Love You". Still, as an admitted lover of the 80s I don't take it personally. Good thing nobody's debating keyboard prowess in this thread.... I could see that getting a little testy and I think I would sit that debate out! Of course, truly no "right" answer anyway.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 7, 2009 5:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just A Thought ....and a good one.

Yep--to be honest, I don't think I can tell you about a Brent solo or what have you...no doubt it's my anti-80s approach, but even have seen him plenty of times from 79 thru 82, it just wasn't what I recall (maybe he flowered after that? maybe he was trying to blend in prior?). But, listening to KG on Harding, 71, and right now (literally!!!) on OMSNight, Euro 72, that is just a perfect song for him!

I really love that sound, but again, think that overall KG worked best on a more limited number of tunes with the rock & roll approach to the piano...

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Poster: csaw44 Date: Apr 7, 2009 7:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just A Thought ....and a good one.

i'd like to see brent try to pull off a midnight hour or a lovelight, or hell, how bout a king bee?

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Apr 7, 2009 7:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just A Thought ....and a good one.

hi http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oBwGzGlTlY

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: Apr 7, 2009 7:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just A Thought ....and a good one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDD3et4VcAU&;NR=1

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Apr 8, 2009 9:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just A Thought ....and a good one.

KG's honky tonk piano playing is fantastic. But I would have to add that his playing on extended jams like DS, Playin', and others is just sublime. He picks up intuitively on what Jerry is doing and supports the melodic development wonderfully. He just blends, never overpowering in the long jams, and it gives the band this "magic carpet ride" feeling.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 8, 2009 10:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just A Thought ....and a good one.

Yeah, I can see that point.

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Apr 8, 2009 1:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just A Thought ....and a good one.

... and now I'll go and listen to some '68...

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 8, 2009 1:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just A Thought ....and a good one.

Ha--good; though I have often complained about the vocals and changes in Jerry and such, listening last night to 72 I realized that KG really had changed, as for most of the time I saw him, 75-79, he didn't seem to do (or at least it wasn't mixed well?) the straight up piano sound...I know folks were talking about his decline hereabouts a while back, but made me realize that whatever I say about the band in general terms, I did like KG's sound the first few yrs...just don't let JOTS know I've gone beyond 71!